While earnings season has been going on since last Monday, only 3% of total U.S. companies have reported their quarterly numbers. As shown below, earnings season will really kick into gear tomorrow, however, when 101 companies are set to report. Only 78 companies have reported thus far. Next Thursday and Thursday, May 5th will be the biggest earnings report days with 324 and 349 companies reporting, respectively.
Below are the key companies set to report for the remainder of this week. As shown, IBM (NYSE:IBM), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) all report after the close today. ISRG has historically been the best of this bunch in regards to earnings reports. Since its IPO, ISRG has beaten earnings estimates 93% of the time and averaged a whopping gain of 6.93% on its report days. Intel, on the other hand, has averaged a decline of 1.02% on its past earnings report days.